Best Bars And Cafes For Freelancers in London
Being a freelancer in London can often feel like an uphill slog. Finding structure can be difficult without the rigour of office hours, and finding a spot with a healthy WiFi speed can be impossible at times. We've collected the best bar and cafes for freelancers in London so you can get your work done in stylish surrounds.
Opening late-morning Tuesday-Sunday, The Exhibit in Balham is an all-day food and drink "youth club for adults" - or more like a homework club for the London freelancer. Reasonably priced, with relaxed, friendly staff and a spacious, open-plan seating area, it's an ideal cafe-restaurant for freelancers.
Looking for a charming venue where you can nestle in for a day of undisturbed work? You could do far worse than Bourne & Hollinsgworth's beautiful rooftop Garden Room. Locate in the West End, this central spot offers up panoramic views, tasty food and an informal atmosphere.
This beloved Dalston boozer isn't just a haven for live music and Friday night antics, it's also a cracking place to settle in and crack on with work. In the daytime, it provides a cosy nook for the freelance community to crack on and enjoy a pint once they're all done.
East London bar and cafe The Arches is a brilliant place for freelancers for its diverse working spaces. Whether you fancy curling up with a coffee, happily sipping on a cold brew or chilling in a beer garden, this space can provide it all.
Located in the heart of Brixton, Brewdog's Coldharbour Lane venue is a top spot for local freelancers looking for a relaxed atmosphere to bash out some work. Open from midday, they've got a great selection of eats to choose from, alongside coffee and that all-important free WiFi.
Tucked in between Euston and King's Cross, The Somers Town Coffee House is a cosy, relaxed pub for London freelancers. Just moments away from the British Library, the venue offers free wifi, breakfast from 8am and a selection of beers and great food to motivate and reward yourself with.
Ask For Janice in Farringdon is a favourite cafe for freelancers in London. Open from 7:30am on weekdays, it offers tea, coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner, free wifi and interesting wall art from well-known names like Damien Hirst and Kid Acne.
This gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop is a lovely, relaxed setting to work. Once you're finished, reward yourself with a glass or bottle from their expertly-curated menu of dynamic wines from unique producers using unusual techniques.
Insatiably Instagram-able, this bar and restaurant just moments from Sloane Square is the perfect backdrop for your #workinghardorhardlyworking selfie. With food and drinks served all day, its the cafe for freelancers looking for a bit of luxury with their labour.
If you're someone who finds themselves easily distracted, the People's Park Tavern is a great London pub to freelance from. With a bustling main bar downstairs, quieter upstairs bar and huge beer garden, you never have to go far for a change of scenery. And if you hit a wall completely then you can blow off steam with a couple of rounds of crazy golf in the garden, or enjoy a walk round neighbouring Victoria Park to refocus the mind.
Of all the bars and cafes for freelancers in London, The Book Club in Shoreditch is a particular treat. Beautiful, comfortable and with obligatory coffee and free wifi, when you're done with work for the day you can hang around to experience a taste of their eclectic events programme.